Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WOW! What a busy, exhausting day for Kjerstin! But she is all settled in & her room is decorated. The flight was delayed twice, but she arrived safely. Mom took pictures of the whole trip from the ambulance to the airplane to the sky to the flight crew. Imagine that, huh? They all loved her, but how can you not love mom & her silly self. Dad bought Kjerstin a big wooden pink crown that says "Princess" because that is what he has always called her. We got her a big star shaped 3D light that hangs above her bed. She was thoroughly entertained watching Dad & Jerimiah put the light bulb in it, as it was already hung above her bed before we got a chance to get a bulb. Colten & Braden put decorations on the windows and we hung pictures and cards all over her walls. She has balloons and her stuffed animals from the hospital that everyone brought. After arriving, she had a bath, met the staff and then rested. Mom left for dinner and to get out a little. when she came back Kjerstins heart rate was elevated. As soon as she saw mom, it dropped to normal. Mom was upset. She said that she won't leave again unless there is another family member with her. Kjerstin started scratching her head today, though she looks a bit like a chimp when she does it! Don't anyone tell her I said that. :) She still has a lot of phlegm coming up out of her trach from coughing, but this is good. Much better than being in her lungs. This trip exhausted her and she was a little pale, but otherwise fine.

The bracelets have come in early, so they will be available to purchase at the fundraising event this Saturday. We are still gathering sponsors for the back of the shirt, but we are trying to see if we can get some shirts printed for this weekend's event.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support. Mom was telling all of the staff here about what wonderful support we have had from friends, family, the community, and people we don't even know.

I can't wait for KJ to start talking to us again. Much to my surprise, I miss her witty comments. But most of all I miss her smile & her laugh! The little things we take for granted. Please don't forget to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you......Right Now. Not later or tomorrow. RIGHT NOW. There is no promise for tomorrow. We only have now. That is why it is called "The Present". Every day is a gift. Use it wisely.


  1. Do you have any way of printing out pictures that I scan onto my computer? If you do, I'll take a bunch of pictures of my birds, which Kjerstin loves. She used to come with Linda when she was bird sitting. Her favorite is Bobbie, my Sun Conure. She used to hold her and talk to her. Please let me know about the printing part. Or, if you have an address there that mail can get to you, I can also do it that way.
    Peace, Love, and Prayer,

  2. Mailing would probably be best. The address is :
    Madonna rehabilitation Hospital
    Pediatric Floor
    c/o Kjerstin Webb Room L56
    5401 South Street
    Lincoln, NE 68506

    Mom likes receiving mail & reading it to Kjerstin.

  3. Wendy -
    Tell me who to contact and Farm Bureau will be a sponsor for the shirts.
    Tammy (Your Mom's Cousin)